A job offer at Fab.com May 17, 2017 Newsletter Archive May 17, 2017 Share A job offer at Fab.com on Facebook Share A job offer at Fab.com on Twitter Share A job offer at Fab.com on LinkedIn Share A job offer at Fab.com via Email Newsletter Archive The store of the future. Cybersecurity trends. On-demand prescription startups. So many WTFs Hi there, AI/machine learning is hard. We get it. Here’s one example. Distinguishing a chihuahua from a muffin. Shop til you drop We identified startups enhancing the in-store experience with digital tools. Our market map spans companies targeting retailers broadly, including apparel and luxury retailers, grocery stores, and department stores. Machine learning is hard part II Another example of ML is hard from LinkedIn. Here’s a job opportunity I got this month. Cybersecurity highs We took a look at cybersecurity funding trends since 2013. Q1’17 saw a record number of deals across the time period, reaching 139 deals across $866M. The unbundling of banking Paytm, the private Indian mobile payment unicorn, is now coming for the banks. Founder/CEO Vijay Shekhar recently highlighted the launch of Paytm Bank. Shekhar will be joining us at The Future of Fintech where we’ve now got a whole lot to talk about. We’ll talk about Paytm’s banking ambitions, its rumored $1.5B raise from Softbank (valuing it at $7B), its relationship with Alibaba, and more. Use the code bankbust for $1500 off tickets through today. Blockchain insights As Q1’17 saw blockchain startup investment deals rise for the third consecutive quarter and funding rebound after a three-quarter drop, much of the enterprise and corporate growth is taking place at the consortia and project level. We dive into this and more in our corporates in blockchain briefing tomorrow. Except for this, he’s really a good dude Hacker News comments are a treasure trove of inane. Sometimes, however, they’re downright scary. Witness this posting where someone learns that a friend has a slave. Yes ― you read that right. And yes, it’s 2017. (see The Blurb) This is WTF moment #1. He then goes onto explain how he is uncomfortable bringing it up with his friend presumably due to lack of a spine. WTF moment #2. He finally goes onto say that his friend is an “otherwise ordinary western educated person -in fact a feminist, globalist, left-leaning idealist.” WTF moment #3. Later in the thread, he says “Actually I find it comforting that there is at least some sympathy for my predicament.” His predicament? WTF moment #4. RX, stat We identified 12 companies that are working to get prescription drugs into our hands with less friction while also saving us a trip to the physical pharmacy. You can find all the startups mentioned and more in our digital health Collection on the CB Insights platform. Kneel before the scape of scapes. We’ve officially hit peak market landscape. Note: This was most definitely not created by us. Note 2: My condolences to the Harvard or Stanford-educated analyst who had to copy/paste images from Google image search to assemble this monstrosity. The Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. Bloomberg. Matthew Boyle (@bizboyle) says Target is losing the battle to Walmart and cites CB Insights patents data. Forbes. David Shaywitz (@dshaywitz) on why AI and healthcare must “learn to play together” with a reference to CB Insights Trends data. Deal Street Asia. Shawn Yap (@shiwenyap) on Singapore-based ed tech startup Cialfo with a mention of CB Insights investment data. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. We’ll be digging into wealth tech trends next Tuesday. Join us for the briefing.